The 76ers hosted the Orlando Magic on Wednesday and their struggles would continue. The Magic came in with a 16 game road losing streak but the Sixers had a 10 home losing streak of their own. Despite leading at halftime, the 76ers would fall behind by double-digits in the 4th thanks to Orlando's three-point shooting. The Sixers (15-43) lost to the equally bad Magic, 101-90.
After losing to Dallas at home last Friday, the Sixers welcomed the Milwaukee Bucks to the Wells Fargo Center in a battle of the league's two worst teams. The Bucks came into Monday with only 10 wins on the season and they would leave Philadelphia with 11. In a contest between two terrible teams, someone had to win and it wasn't the Sixers(15-42) .
Its the day all Sixers fans have been waiting for: the trade deadline. Sam Hinkie worked his magic in the final hours as Philadelphia continues to build for the future. Who knew how valuable a 2nd round pick was? A lot happened and in case you missed it we summed it up for you:
In their first game after the all-star break, the Sixers picked up right where they left off. And by that I mean losing and losing badly. The Sixers played the Cavaliers for the fourth and final time on Tuesday. Philly (15-40) fell behind early and never truly get back in it, losing 114-85.
For their final game before the All-Star break, the 76ers visited the Jazz Wednesday night. After 2 humiliating losses against the Clippers and Warriors, the Sixers would finally put up a fight in Utah. The Sixers kept it close the entire game, but despite tying it up at least once in each quarter of play, Philadelphia would only hold a brief, early lead. The 76ers (15-39) would head into the All-star break with a 105-100 loss, their 8th straight defeat.
The 76ers continued their 3 game western road-trip with a stop in Oakland on Monday night. Only one day after being embarrassed and blown out by 45 by the Clippers, the Sixers would again get whooped; this time by the Warriors. Philly(15-38) trailed from start to finish and would lose 123-80. At least fans can tell that this tanking thing is working.
After falling apart in the 2nd half against the Lakers for their fifth straight loss, the Sixers traveled to LA to challenge the Clippers. Actually, I don't think you could call it a challenge. Philly was outplayed and blown out within the first 5 minutes of the contest. The Sixers (15-37) lost 123-78 in a game that was painful to watch.
The 76ers and Celtics faced off Wednesday in the second showdown the worst two teams in the Atlantic division. The Sixers fell behind in the 1st quarter and would trail for the vast majority of the game. They had a chance for a comeback in the final minutes but ultimately the Sixers (15- 34) would lose 114-108 on their homecourt.
The Sixers arrived in Brooklyn for their 3rd contest against the Nets this season. The division rivals split their first two match-ups, each team winning on the road. In a game of runs, the Sixers (15-34) were unable to complete the comeback late in the 4th and would lose 108-102.
The 76ers challenged the Pistons in Detroit Saturday night in their 3rd match-up of the season. Detroit, led by their big men, was able to beat Philadelphia in their first two meetings and would once again overwhelm the Sixers. Without their star rookie, the Sixers (15-33) lost 113-96.